1935 – 2015

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Janice Tufts Hughes, 79, of Sandy Springs and Lake Oconee, Ga., passed away Friday, March 6, after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Norway, the daughter of Harold Leon Tufts and Bertha Sessions Tufts. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn and from Bates College (magna cum laude) in 1957. She did graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis and earned her education specialist and master’s degrees in both elementary education and administration from Georgia State University.

Her husband’s work took her family to St. Louis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Tokyo, and Chicago before returning the second time to Atlanta. She taught in Ladue (St. Louis), Mo., and later joined the faculty of the Galloway School in Atlanta, where she taught and served as principal of the Middle School for 20 years. She was devoted to teaching.

She also enjoyed many hobbies, including travel, golf, gardening, pottery, painting, Japanese flower arranging (Sogetsu master) and most of all, her children and their families. She was an elder of the Northwest Presbyterian Church and a member of the Greene County Country Club.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, A.W. “Nick” Hughes; by their daughter, Kathleen Hughes Danforth of Sandy Springs, Ga. and her husband, David, their son, Jason Danforth, her sons, David Clegg and Cody Clegg; by their son, Thomas Scott Hughes of St. Louis, Mo., and his wife, Laura, and their children, Sarah Hughes, Taylor Hughes and Zachary Hughes; by her nephew, Stephen Millett and his wife, Nadine, of Leesburg, Fla.; and her niece, the Rev. Linda Hatch and her husband, Michael, of Ellsworth; her brother-in-law, Stephen Hughes of New York City; by two stepsisters, Cleta Stockwell and her husband, Ira, of Westbrook, and Dr. Gail Waldron of Ojai, Calif.

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